For the past few weeks, there have been tremendous updates regarding the abuse of a 13-year-old girl with down syndrome, Bella, as the ongoing court trial has caught the attention of the public.
To refresh, Siti Bainun, 30, had pleaded not guilty to two charges of neglecting and abusing the teenager to the point of the victim suffering injuries and also emotionally.
The offences were allegedly committed at a condominium in Wangsa Maju, between February and June 2021, under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001 which carries a jail sentence of up to 20 years or a fine of RM50,000 or both, upon condition.
Just yesterday (14 April), Berita Harian reported that Bella was refused water because she did not obey Siti Bainun.
It was also reported that Yasmin Nahar Mahmood, the fifth prosecution witness, told the court that Bella was kicked in the stomach if she screamed and that chillies were fed to her….